FMA consults on regulatory relief for green bonds

FMA consults on regulatory relief for green bonds
FMA general counsel Liam Mason. (Image: Supplied)
Greg Hurrell
The Financial Markets Authority is looking at a possible class exemption for some sustainable and green bonds to be brought to market more quickly and cheaply. The bonds are collectively called green, social, sustainable and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bonds in the Financial Market Authority's (FMA) terminology. In contrast, it labels bonds that don’t offer such benefits as “vanilla” bonds.The regulator is seeking feedback by April 30 on its proposals, which would allow some green bonds to be issued without incurring...

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